How to shoot a basketball

Learn proper arm motion for correct basketball shooting technique

How to Shoot a Basketball

The motion you use is critical. Do not worry about jumping yet. Just square up to the basket. You don’t even need to have a basketball at this point. Don’t worry about your nonshooting arm yet either. Just hold your shooting arm in the correct position and extend towards the hoop in a smooth, straight motion while snapping your wrist. See your arm point straight towards the basket. Everything in the motion should be as perfectly straight as possible.

Next... positioning the feet and body for the perfect shot.

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